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Friday, September 29, 2017


-- RMU will be partnering with the The Pittsburgh Promise to provide additional scholarship dollars to graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools through the Preferred College Partners initiative. During an announcement this past Wednesday Associate Vice President of Admissions Kellie Laurenzi signed the pledge to partake in this program alongside 18 other colleges and universities.

-- RMU is partnering with Koppers Inc. to provide leadership development to the Pittsburgh-based corporation’s next cohort of current and future leaders. RMU faculty will teach the Koppers Leadership Forum, which also will feature participation by members of the Koppers senior leadership team, including President and CEO Leroy Ball, an RMU trustee who earned his MBA at the university. The program consists of four two and one-half day training modules, scheduled to commence in October, alternating between Koppers downtown headquarters and RMU’s campus in Moon Township. 


-- Jill Maher, head of the Department of Marketing, advised a team of students who were involved in the Joint U.S. Swiss Program and took second place at the WTT Young Leader Award in Switzerland on Monday. Sixty-seven projects were submitted and 6 projects were recognized at the awards ceremony. This was the first time RMU has partook in this event. 


-- Please join President Howard for the Fall Town Hall Meeting at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 3, in the Westinghouse Room in Yorktown Hall. He'll discuss some of the specific ways that RMU is bucking those unfavorable trends he described last spring, as well as an update on the next RMU strategic plan. A continental breakfast will be served.

-- The Media Arts Gallery in Wheatley Center is hosting the opening reception for Start with Art Pittsburgh: A Retrospective from 5pm-7pm on October 5. The exhibition itself will be open to the campus and public from October 2 to October 27. Start with Art Pittsburgh is a program founded by part-time instructor Matthew Conboy in 2014 to create the youngest art collectors in the entire world here in Pittsburgh. Each month, almost 300 babies go home from the hospital with a signed and numbered print from a local artist. To date, almost 10,000 babies and their families have received this gift of art. This exhibition will be the first time that all 36 artists' work has been seen in one location. A full list of artists and artworks can be found online at

-- All RMU staff and faculty are welcome at attend the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management's annual TechNow Conference at a reduced rate of $75 (full rate is $150). The event is Oct. 19 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Monroeville, PA. Learn more at, and receive your reduced rate by registering directly with Shelby Gracey at or x6000.

Friday, Sept. 29...
Women's Soccer vs. Bryant (3 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Free post-match pizza...Thank You, Colonial Crazies!
Women's Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart (7 pm/NAC Student Rec Center/free admission)
Class of 2021 Night Thanks To FYSP Freshmen Mentors (FREE cotton candy and snow cones!)

Saturday, Sept. 30...
Women's Volleyball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (5 pm/NAC Student Rec Center/free admission)
Men's Hockey vs. Ottawa (7:05 pm/Colonials Arena-Island Sports Center/tix 412-397-4949
Free RMU student admission with Freedom Card--tickets in ISC main lobby--$5 RMU faculty/staff same location

Sunday, Oct. 1...
Women's Soccer vs. Sacred Heart (noon/North Athletic Complex/free admission)
Men's Soccer vs. Howard (2:30 pm/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

THE RMU FOOTBALL COACHES SHOW PRESENTED BY FALCONI AUTOMOTIVE...and featuring Robert Morris head coach John Banaszak returns on Thursday (Oct. 5) at Cadillac Ranch (Settlers Ridge) at 7 p.m. The Voice of the Colonials Chris Shovlin and Coach Banaszak are your hosts! The show airs live on the radio flagship for RMU Football, 970 AM and 106.3 FM ESPN Pittsburgh and on your mobile device via the iHeart Radio app. All fans are invited to attend the live broadcast at Cadillac Ranch!

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